By Directories Editor

Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-May 8

May 8, 2013   |    

There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 08, 2013 - Battery Park City

Drop in to play the popular strategy game and get pointers and advice from an expert under the trees in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, adjacent to the Park House. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-18 in small groups. Beginners and all ability levels are welcome. Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 6 years, and has developed a coaching style which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children.

Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 08, 2013 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program, the museum presents North America's first museum exhibition devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists' collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and one of the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Organized thematically and chronologically to explore Gutai's inventive approach to materials, process, and performativity, the exhibition explores the group's radical experimentation across a range of media and styles and demonstrates how individual artists pushed the limits of what art could be in a postatomic age. The spectrum of works includes painting, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installation art, sound art, interactive or "playful" art, light art, and Kinetic art. The exhibition comprises some 120 objects by 25 artists on loan from museum and private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and offers new scholarship, especially on so-called late Gutai works that date from 1965 to 1972. Gutai: Splendid Playground is organized by Ming Tiampo, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition is supported in part by The Japan Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. The Leadership Committee for Gutai: Splendid Playground is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Mom+Social: A Global Movement of Mothers - 92nd St Y Tribeca
May 08, 2013 - New York

Join Jennifer Lopez, Arianna Huffington, Christy Turlington, Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, Dr. Harvey Karp and others for a day-long event. Mom+Social is a special, one-day gathering focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
May 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Special Wednesdays At The J - JCC Rockland
May 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Lanie Goldberg MSEd, Educational Specialist from Peaceful Interaction, hosts this structured and informative play date for parents with children ages 6 months to 2 years. This month's topic is Learning Through Creative Play. Group monthly through May.

Daniel Breaker - 54 Below
May 08, 2013 - New York

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker is proud to return to 54 Below, performing an intimate set with frequent collaborators Jon Spurney (Passing Strange), Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Ron McBee (Ruined). After gaining high praise for his fresh and riveting performance in Broadway's Passing Strange, Daniel's recent stage credits include Shrek, the Musical, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark and The Performers, as well as appearances in film (Limitless, Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer). Join Daniel for an unforgettable night of jazz standards, haunting blues and much more!

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
May 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

Join Miss Guy along with Darian Darling and Executive Chef Dale Schnell for DINNER & A MOVIE - KTCHN
May 08, 2013 - New York

Join Miss Guy along with Darian Darling and Executive Chef Dale Schnell for DINNER & A MOVIE at KTCHN!!! 7 PM Doors 8PM Movie (with hors d’oeuvres in between) featuring the cult classic Basic Instinct. $49 Prix Fixe. Movie themed courses. $20 optional wine pairing available. Drink specials all night long.

Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera
May 08, 2013 -

Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his acclaimed portrayal of the title hero in the epic's third installment, sharing the role with Lars Cleveman. Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman alternate as Brunnhilde, Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley are the Wanderer, and Eric Owens and Richard Paul Fink share Alberich, with Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

American Music Festival - All Robbins - New York City Ballet
May 08, 2013 - New York

New York City Ballet celebrates its affair with American music, a passion first shared by Founding Choreographers Balanchine and Robbins and continued by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. With 18 composers, these three weeks will be a festival of American music like no other.

Naturally Delicious Improv Presented by Bedlam Ensemble - The Red Room
May 08, 2013 - New York

Looking for fun that is exciting, yet natural? Well here's your chance! Bedlam Ensemble's Naturally Delicious improv troupe is here to provide you with a barrel of laughs! Like the whole foods of comedy, this troupe will allow you to have a great time without any of the preservatives or controls of a normal comedy group.

Sketch Block - UNDER St. Marks
May 08, 2013 - New York

Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform!.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
May 08, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
May 08, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Dialogues on...The Impact of Learning Disorders and ADD on Psychological Development - New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
May 08, 2013 - Upper East Side

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division continues the "Dialogues on..." series of discussions with leading child development experts. Dr. Josephine Wright is a Child and Adult Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst on the teaching faculties of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. She has practiced for more than thirty years in both Manhattan and Connecticut with adults, children, and families suffering from a variety of issues and has developed particular interests in adoption and in the complex interactions of emotional, psychological, and social development in young people with learning and executive function problems such as ADHD. She has consulted widely to schools, including boarding schools in New England and has published articles on these issues in several professional journals. She is the author of the influential "Do We Really Need Ritalin: A Family Guide to ADHD" (HarperCollins, 1997). With the "Dialogues on..." series of discussions and Q&A, the NYC community has access to child development experts on relevant and pressing topics. The events are free and open to the public and are an integral part of NYPSI's commitment to community outreach. "Dialogues on..." events are geared towards professionals and parents who are involved with the care of children in the school and home environments. Educators, school administrators, community leaders, grandparents, and parents are welcome to attend. The "Dialogues on..." series is made possible by a generous donation to NYSPI from The Poses Family Foundation. Additional funding was received from The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation in honor of Ms. Themis Dimon.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
May 08, 2013 - Scarsdale

Learn to save a life in just 4 hours! CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Spring for Music: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
May 08, 2013 - New York

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with Music Director JoAnn Falletta performs Giya Kancheli's "Morning Prayers" from Life Without Christmas, and Reinhold Gliere's Symphony No. 3, Op. 42, "Ilya Muromets".

Amateur Night - Show off - Apollo Theater
May 08, 2013 - New York

This week's Amateur Night is a double treat: a special salute to the Harlem Jazz Shrines festival and winners from Amateur Night shows since April come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on June 19, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Reading for Fun - Laurelton Library
May 08, 2013 - Laurelton

Reading is fundamental for success. This program will teach kids how much fun reading can be, with a great selection of books from the library.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
May 08, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
May 08, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
May 08, 2013 - New York

On Wednesdays, Late Night at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
May 08, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
May 08, 2013 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

Violinist Francisco Fullana performs for Bedford Chamber Concerts Gala Season Finale - St. Matthews Episcopal Church
May 08, 2013 - Bedford

Bedford Chamber Concerts concludes a season of spotlighting young international stars with the performance of dynamic young Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana. Mr. Fullana will join renowned musician Anthony Newman and the Bedford Chamber Ensemble on Wednesday, May 8, at 8pm in a gala season finale program which will include compositions by Mozart, Bach, and Schubert. Twenty-two-year old Francisco Fullana, born in Palma de Mallorca in Spain, gave his first recital when he was eight, then performed the following year with the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra. At 15, he made his debut at the National Auditory of Music in Madrid. In 2006, he gave his first recital in New York City and performed on "From the Top," on NPR. Mr. Fullana is nationally recognized in Spain where he has performed for the Royal Family, as well as on national television and radio. The program will include Bach's famous Chaconne for Violin from his Partita No. 2 with a piano accompaniment by Robert Schumann. Bach's composition is considered one of the most technically and musically challenging pieces for the violin. The program will also include Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in D major, known as the "Turkish," because of an exotic-sounding section in the last movement. The program concludes with Schubert's beloved Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, known as the "Trout" because it includes a movement of variations on a song by the composer with that title. This highly tuneful work is somewhat unusual in that it is one of the few classical chamber pieces that includes a double bass part. Number one on the list of Bedford Magazine's Fabulous 50 Things to see in Bedford, Bedford Chamber Concerts has played to enthusiastic audiences throughout the region for over ten years. BCC concerts take place in the Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew's Church, 382 Cantitoe St. in Bedford. Wine is served during intermission, and is included in the $40 ticket price. Student tickets are available for $10 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information visit or call 914-522-5150.

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: What's the Buzz with Honeybees? - Greenburgh Nature Center
May 08, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enter into the busy life of a honeybee hive with GNC naturalist Greg Wechegelaer. Learn why and how these amazing creatures are critical players in our own lives and global economy. Greg discusses the threats currently faced by honeybees, and how what harms bees threatens us in turn. The evening includes a taste test of some local honeys.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
May 08, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
May 08, 2013 - Great Neck

You and your child are invited to come and play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up of Great Neck's Pop-In Play. Promote social development and physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Enjoy meeting other parents and making new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Enjoy a Food Option for an additional $3.95 per person which includes a slice of pizza and unlimited drinks. Reservations are required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 08, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to hear picture book stories, sing songs, and make craft. Registration required.

After School Drama Program - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
May 08, 2013 - Cypress Hills

A drama program for kids and tweens. Registration required.

Storytime: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - Barnes & Noble
May 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Pre-readers and early readers are invited to follow a little green caterpillar as he eats his way to becoming a beautiful butterfly.

Mother's Day Stories and Craft - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
May 08, 2013 - Montrose

Stories and a simple craft for children ages 4 through Kindergarten. Registration by phone required.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park branch
May 08, 2013 - Crown Heights

Learn, play, and practice chess!

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
May 08, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Arts and crafts lovers unite!

Sunnyside Piano Academy - Sunnyside Reformed Church
May 08, 2013 - Sunnyside

In this open studio, kids can play the keyboards, and get a taste of how Sunnyside Piano Academy founder Evan Mazunik, makes music fun. See how they "gamify" group piano lessons for early elementary students. No prior experience necessary--just come enjoy, observe, and play. The Sunnyside Piano Academy was founded by director Evan Mazunik in 2012 with the mission to demolish boredom in music. "I have a knack for inspiring students who are ready to quit music to fall in love with music all over again," said Mazunik. "I passionately believe that every student can discover music that speaks to them and inspires them to stretch and grow." "Whenever I see that a student has 'checked out' and is not engaged with their piano studies, I am inspired to discover the one thing that can reignite their interest, whether it's Chopin, Miles Davis, or video game theme songs. As soon as my students reconnect with the spark of their own creativity, I am instantly elated and reminded why I love to teach."

COPE Newly Bereaved Parent Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
May 08, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for newly bereaved parents (loss within past 18 months) one evening per month. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Training for Horseshoe-Crab Tagging - Maritime Aquarium
May 08, 2013 - Norwalk

The spring moons soon will be drawing male and female horseshoe crabs up onto the beaches for an annual mating ritual. The Maritime Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up out of the water to spawn at Calf Pasture Beach. It's all part of a census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound, being led by Dr. Jennifer Mattei of Sacred Heart University. Volunteers should attend this training session to learn how to safely tag horseshoe crabs. Volunteers should be in 10th grade or older. Younger children can assist if working with a parent, teacher or guardian. Tagging sessions at Calf Pasture will be held on selected mornings and evenings later in the month of May and also in June. To sign up or for more details about the training sessions, call The Maritime Aquarium at ext. 2352, or e-mail

Ambler Farm Reads - Ambler Farm
May 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 4-6 and their caregivers meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy stories about chickens as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card. Registration required.

2013 Spring Gala - New York City Ballet
May 08, 2013 - New York

Award-winning singer, rapper, and actress Queen Latifah and the legendary clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will appear as guest artists at the New York City Ballet 2013 Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 8 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Keeping It Cool When Life Isn't: Dealing With Parental Stress - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division
May 08, 2013 - White Plains

Presented by Lisa DeFelice, MA, M.Ed., LMHC. In the Hospital Auditorium, located on the second floor of the Center Building underneath the clock tower. For more information and directions, call 914-997-5779 or visit

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
May 08, 2013 - West Islip

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

The Spring Concert l - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
May 08, 2013 - Dix Hills

The concert features the Five Towns College Concert Pops, and Five Towns College Chorus. The Pops will be conducted by Dean Karahalis performing favorite traditional and contemporary concert band selections from Hollywood and Broadway. Under the direction of Jeffrey Lipton, Five Towns College Chorus will perform standard and contemporary choral selections.

Temper Tantrums: Yours and Theirs - R.C. Murphy Junior High School
May 08, 2013 - Stony Brook

You are at the grocery store when your toddler has his fifth temper tantrum of the day. Although temper tantrums are normal for children between the ages of 1 and 5, you can't help but feel embarrassed. In this two-hour workshop learn the causes of tantrums, what can be done to minimize them, and the best ways to deal with them when they do occur. The workshop takes place in the library across from the main entrance. Park in the front circle.

Part-Time Blogger, Full-Time Mommy - Folli Follie
May 08, 2013 - New York

Modern mommies are revolutionizing parenting in the digital age. Deemed as one of the most influential purchasing purveyors, Mommy Bloggers have been courted by large brands for years now, as a dynamic resource just waiting to be tapped. Find out how prominent Mommy Bloggers for their start and built their ever-growing online communities, and learn why they hold an important influence over their followers.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
May 08, 2013 - Battery Park City

Join other school-age children for active lawn games and art projects. Parks Programming Leaders plan games based on their understanding of child development stages, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are welcome to suggest games, and Parks Programming Leaders are always prepared to help get the games started with perennial favorites such as Tug of War, Red Light Green Light, Mr. Fox, Asteroids, Wiffle Ball and Four Square. Each week enjoy a different art project. Projects range from group murals and building cities from recycled boxes, to individual clay and wood constructions, masks, capes and mobiles inspired by nature in the park. For children 5 and older. Make new friends! All supplies are provided.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
May 08, 2013 - Upper West Side

Singing and bonding with your baby is fun when music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies newborns to 6 month old babies.

Boppin’ with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
May 08, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age 4 can join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Tommy Bahama Sip and Swim Event - Tommy Bahama
May 08, 2013 - New York

Tommy Bahama is devoted to helping their customers find swimwear that fits and flatters with ‘Sip and Swim’ - the signature Tommy Bahama event that mixes swim fit tips with cocktails & savory appetizers. Guests can stop by to get a taste of paradise while getting an insider’s look into what swimwear suits their body best. Grab a friend, get fit and relax in style! An added bonus this year – purchase any women’s swimwear during the event and receive a pair of Tommy Bahama Bimini flip flops, valued at $28; men will receive a free Tommy Bahama baseball cap with any swimwear purchase. RSVP is highly recommended.

Beyond the Ballet - Beacon Theatre
May 08, 2013 - New York

Join Bright Future International for a special evening of classical music and dance as young rising stars share the stage with world renowned artists who perform with major theatres around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theatre.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities - Christ & Holy Trinity Preschool, The Seabury Center
May 08, 2013 - Westport

Chris Abildgaard NCSP, LCP Director, The Social Learning Center of Benhaven, Tim Heitzman, PhD and Ann McCarthy, Education Advocate of The Southfield Center for Development in Darien, CT will be speaking on Improving Social Skills for Children with Executive Function Issues.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band - Birdland
May 08, 2013 - New York

Hatched: Fresh Work. Freshman - 54 Below
May 08, 2013 - New York

For those craving a night of innovative and off-beat musical theater with no shortage of drinks and a lively crowd, Pace University & Ryan Scott Oliver present an evening of songs from hot, new musicals—all written, performed and directed by Pace University freshmen. A high-energy crowd pleaser with striking melodies and an unruly attitude, Hatched, a yearly event, is always an electrifying night. Get ready, New York, for this powerhouse of young talent & fresh new work to hit the stage.

Grand Opening - New York Golf Center
May 08, 2013 - New York

Join New York Golf Center for the grand opening of their newest location (100 Park Ave. at 40th St.) and experience the latest products from TaylorMade, adidas, and Ashworth Golf. The festivities include food and drinks, celebrity appearances, promotions and giveaways, music, and a long drive contest (grand prize: a year's supply of Lethal golf balls).

Comedy Night - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
May 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm Each attendee receives 1 FREE drink ticket! MC: Dustin Chafin Feature: Josh Adam Meyers Headliner: Bonnie McFarlane

Forever Young - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
May 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Empire Club Members 55+ come play at Empire City Casino on Wednesdays. Earn 10 Empire Points to receive your Forever Young Gift Pack: $10 Free Play Free Valet $5 Food Voucher Also May 8, 15, 22, 29.

Book Program: Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
May 08, 2013 - New York

Author Ann Kirschner (Sala's Gift) in conversation with the Museum's Manager of Institutional Projects Caroline Earp, descendant of Wyatt Earp. The fourth and final wife of lawman Wyatt Earp was the New York-born daughter of Prussian Jews. This new biography traces her path from aspiring actress to frontierswoman and longtime companion of the legendary gunslinger.

SwoonUp! - Evelyn Drinkery
May 08, 2013 - New York

NYC’s 20-somethings now have a reason to celebrate the dating world the SwoonLife way, whether you are looking to meet new people, or are single and ready to mingle. Guests will also have the chance to meet and hang out with the Swoon Men, swoon-worthy NYC bachelors looking to meet the women of their dreams. Upon arrival, guests are asked to download the app as admission into the happy hours. Swoon is the mobile app for finding cool people nearby. It's completely anonymous until there's a mutual match. Swoon is available on Android in the Google Play Store and is coming soon to iOS. For those of your on iOS, you can join the fun by liking the Swoon App on Facebook or follow Swoon App on Twitter, and tweet us at the events using #SwoonupNYC.

Crystal Light Liquid and Jordin Sparks Host World’s Largest Group Game of Words With Friends - The Maritime Hotel
May 08, 2013 - New York

Singer, songwriter, actress and huge fan of Words With Friends? That’s right. The last female winner of the FOX hit show American Idol, Jordin Sparks, will be in New York on Wednesday, May 8th to team up with Hollywood’s hottest new product, Crystal Light Liquid, to host the world’s largest group game of Words With Friends at The Maritime Hotel (363 West 16th Street). Nationwide fans of the wildly popular game can all play together in real time on a giant 8-story game board displayed on the side of the hotel and streaming live worldwide. Players will have a chance to see Jordin, sample Crystal Light Liquid and score some really sweet prizes including iPad Mini’s, and VIP trips to a luxurious waterfront destination

Crystal Light Liquid and Jordin Sparks Host World’s Largest Group Game of Words With Friends - The Maritime Hotel
May 08, 2013 - New York

Singer, songwriter, actress and huge fan of Words With Friends? That’s right. The last female winner of the FOX hit show American Idol, Jordin Sparks, will be in New York on Wednesday, May 8th to team up with Hollywood’s hottest new product, Crystal Light Liquid, to host the world’s largest group game of Words With Friends at The Maritime Hotel (363 West 16th Street). Nationwide fans of the wildly popular game can all play together in real time on a giant 8-story game board displayed on the side of the hotel and streaming live worldwide. Players will have a chance to see Jordin, sample Crystal Light Liquid and score some really sweet prizes including iPad Mini’s, and VIP trips to a luxurious waterfront destination

Set List: Stand Up Without a Net: Janeane Garofalo, Robert Kelly, Todd Barry & More - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
May 08, 2013 - New York

Winner of "Best Unscripted Stand-Up Show 2012" from LA Weekly. From the minds of Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… SET LIST is back from sold-out shows at festivals in Edinburgh, Sydney, Melbourne, Dublin, Chicago, and Montreal. Top comedians are given a never-before-seen "setlist" of strange and outrageous topics the moment they get onstage, and perform seamlessly as if its the act they normally do, while the audience follows their topics on the projection screen behind the performer. Complete comedy in the moment.

Enchanting April Exhibitions at Agora - Agora Gallery
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

This April, two inspiring exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, Interpretive Realms combines a thrilling sense of kinetic excitement with the detached ability to reflect and describe. The result is work that has one foot in the everyday world and the other in that of the imagination, elevating both to a new and interesting level. In Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography, fine art photographers employ a variety of techniques and styles but each one manages to capture something intriguing and thought-provoking in their memorable images. The exhibitions open on April 19, 2013 and continue until May 9, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2013. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend to be entranced by these bewitching works. Exhibition Dates: April 19, 2013 – May 9, 2013 Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: Featured Artists: Interpretive Realms Eugene Brimmerberg | Salome de Cambra | Gerardo Horacio De Gioia | Isabelle Habegger | Neema Lal | Josyane Martinez | William Mastrogiulio | Sandra McRae | Prenn Nguyen | Betty Pomarede | David Reinfeld | Roger Rutten | Angelo Sannasardo | Karl Sternath | Jesús Uclés | W.M. Vinci | John Wolter Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography Roland Behrmann | Lella Beretta | Trond Are Berge | Dominique Braud | Fernando Braune | Mili DC Hartinger | Vincent Galassi | Patricia Gilman | Shifra | Anders Lidholm | Jean-François Mercier | Laurent Paillier | Dennis Stein | Rossella Tomaselli About Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Das Wandernde Sternlein - Czech Center New York
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the Czech artist MARK THER, featuring his award winning film Das Wandernde Sternlein, 2011. The film takes place in the dark forest of the Czech frontiers, the Sudetenland, and presents woods and wilderness as the site of childhood nightmares and secret rituals. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 at 7PM. Open through May 9. More info:

Bonpoint Sample Sale - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Baby and kids clothing up to 60 percent off retail prices. Boys and girls, sizes newborn to pre-teen. American Express, Visa and Mastercard accepted. No cash or checks accepted. All sales final. No exchanges or returns. Strollers not allowed on premises. For a preview (not all of their collections will be at the sale), visit

Polish Film Festival - Museum of the Moving Image
Through May 09, 2013 - Astoria

The Museum presents the two opening night programs in the 9th Annual New York Polish Film Festival, selected by festival founder and director Hanna Hartowicz; a new digital restoration of master director Andrzej Wajda's 1975 masterpiece Promised Land, and the acclaimed new feature You Are God. The festival runs from May 8–12; for information about screenings at other venues, visit

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive - Child Care Council of Westchester
Through May 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

The Council is hosting their 5th Annual Children's Book Drive from April 15-May 10. Individuals can drop off high-quality, gently used books for children, ages birth-12 years, at the Council's offices. Books will be distributed to dozens of child-care and after-school programs serving economically disadvantaged children throughout our county. Help the organization reach their goal of 3000 books!

The Comic Art of Harvey Kurtzman - Society of Illustrators
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

This retrospective, curated by Monte Beauchamp (founder, editor, and designer of BLABWORLD, an anthology of painting, illustration, print making, and sequential art) and pioneering underground cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher Denis Kitchen presents many rare artifacts and original art culled from private collections and the Kurtzman estate.

Anne Harris - New Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space - apexart
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space considers the aesthetic and conceptual implications of photography and its pivotal role in two early milestones of the US exploration of space.

Judy Glantzman - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the painter's works.

Elizabeth Neel - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Scrambled Eggs - Beckett Theatre
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Scrambled Eggs is a comedy that follows Karen Hoffman, our exuberant heroine, on a hectic yet humorous journey through her life. Along the way we experience her dysfunctional parents, her sexual awakenings, and the rigors of dating, marriage and parenthood.

Golnaz Fathi - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

For her debut solo exhibition in New York, Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi -- who divides her time between Tehran and Paris -- presents recent works on canvas that draw on her long practice of traditional Iranian calligraphy.

Soonja Han: The Space of Art - The Art of Space - De Buck Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

The Paris-based artist's first solo exhibition in NYC.

Alan Gussow: Interrupted Spring - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Interrupted Spring, an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by Alan Gussow (1931-1997), which captures the energy of natural environment through a lively synthesis of abstract expressionism and realism, presenting a profound and poetic artistic vision. Gussow's unique imagery conveys the intimate link between man and the environment, invoking his personal encounters with the smells, sounds, tastes, and tactile sensations of nature. "His paintings are elegant, joyous, celebratory and occasionally elegiac representations of the world he treasured and embraced, the world of natural phenomena," notes John Driscoll, president of Driscoll Babcock. With nature as his muse, Gussow sought to reconcile his perceptual experiences and transform them into persuasive visual expression. Many works in this exhibition --Interrupted Spring (1975), Vegetable Garden in a March Rain (1975) and Edges of A Delayed Spring (1987) -- reflect Gussow's intuitive awareness of the shifting colors and textures of the changing seasons, as thawing frost and spring rain make way for a lush explosion of buds and greenery. The rich color associations and fluctuating brushstrokes in these works suggest a dynamic shift in focus from the panorama towards the detail, and a new emphasis on the rhythm, color, and texture of the productive earth.

Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingston Express - Birdland
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation for exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. Monty has performed and recorded with a wide array of renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Cosby, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and others. As a leader, Monty has recorded over 60 albums to date, and has reinterpreted the music of a diverse collection of his favorite artists including Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Bob Marley. Monty's HK Express seamlessly melds the sounds of a classic jazz quartet with an additional Jamaican rhythm section.

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival - Showmans Jazz Club
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

A six-day festival celebrating the classic clubs and venues that made Harlem the jazz Mecca beginning in the 1920s. 2-drink minimum per person per set. Presented in collaboration with the Apollo Theater.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

"A New York success story, possibly the country's most innovative contemporary ballet troupe," proclaims The New York Times about Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, whose Joyce season features works by three of today's most influential dance creators. Iconic choreographer and former Nederlands Dans Theater Artistic Director Jiři Kylian opens the program with Indigo Rose, a dazzling showcase for the risk-taking Cedar Lake dancers. Crystal Pite, the Frankfurt-based Canadian choreographer, follows with Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and to conclude the evening, the company presents a New York premiere by provocative Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis.

Framed: Step into Art - Stepping Stones Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children can enter the framework of famous paintings and experience art by as they physically enter a scene and are encouraged to interpret, express and connect with art. They can ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon, set up a camp in the Canadian Rockies, prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers. They can become an art gallery director, selecting and exhibiting art in their own gallery, as well as explore the exhibit through Art Hunt Cards. The exhibit was produced by the Minnesota Children's Museum for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Through May 12, 2013.

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

For several successive evenings in January 1879, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) attended performances at the Cirque Fernando by one of the most famous circus performers of his time, an aerialist known as Miss La La. For her extraordinary act, Miss La La was slowly hoisted nearly seventy feet into the circus's domed roof, suspended solely from a rope clenched between her teeth. Degas produced a number of studies of the performer and the circus building--drawings, pastels, and an oil sketch--before creating his celebrated painting, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works. Also on view will be images of the Cirque Fernando by Degas's contemporaries, photographs of Miss La La and her troupe, and posters and other printed material.

Call for Artist Submissions for Fridge Art Fair - Gallery Onetwentyeight
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Call for Artist Submissions for Fridge Art Fair at Gallery Onetwentyeight. Applications are due by February 14th. EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS THE FRIDGE ART FAIR NEW YORK CITY, May 9-12 2013 Fridge ViP Reception May 8 2013 WHAT IS THE FRIDGE ART FAIR? -This is a first time event sponsored by the co-founders of Theorize New York (TNY), 2012, about which was a smashing success. -Fridge Art Fair will take place at 128 Rivington St., NY, NY 10002 on New Yorks Lower East side. -The Lower East Side is the "New" home of the "Art World." L.E.S. is home to some of the largest galleries in the world and cultural instutions such as the New Museum. (As is key in NYC we are right off the F J M Z trains) -Fridge Art Fair is open to all artists and galleries to apply. -Galleries and artists acepted will be with little limitation as to what your space should look like, unlike other fairs we want you to create your own space. -Fridge is happening from May 9-12, 2013, at the same time as other major art shows during New Yorks "New Art week"—Frieze and Pulse. Application Requirments: Application must be submitted by February 14, 2013. 1) An Artists Statement with some basic information about your gallery or if an artist about you (can be brief and it is what it is). 2) A brief statement about the work (can be part of the statement). 3) Three to five images of the work (or like work) to be shown during the fair. 4) A brief description of your concept for your "gallery" space. 5) Phone Number, Mailing address and email adresss (this is so we can contact you). IN HONOR OF NATIONALFREEZER DAY FriDgE Art Fair NYC MAY 2013 has decided to waive the application fee Until February 5th). just email your three-five images, a bio, and make sure one of your images shows how you plan on being a part of FRiDgE Art Fair 6) Please email for cost as booth sizes vary. We hope you are ready to be a part of FRIDGE ART FAIR, NEW YORK. ? Please email all information and any questions to: Space is very limited so good luck getting into the Fridge!

Cirque du Soleil - Totem - Citi Field
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Written and directed by internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

The White Rose - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Screened in conjunction with Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, Bruce Conner's 1967 short film chronicles the removal of DeFeo's nearly one-ton masterpiece, The Rose (1958-66), from her second-story San Francisco studio. Set to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, the seven-minute long film will run continuously in the Museum's second-floor Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery.

Tim Lee: In Focus - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Made specifically for the Asia Society, artist Tim Lee's Blowin' in the Wind, Bob Dylan, 1963, an interactive multimedia installation, is meant to function as a karaoke pavilion in which the audience is invited to sing along to the accompaniment of the artist's guitar cover of Dylan's iconic folk anthem. The participatory exhibition is meant to provoke a thoughtful consideration of how our understanding of a situation is often relative to our own personal experiences.

Making Books Sing's 'Wanda's Monster' The Musical - Theater 3
Through May 12, 2013 - Times Square

Making Books Sing presents a new family musical featuring new songs by children's music star Laurie Berkner. The 50-minute musical features Wanda, a spunky 5 year old who believes there's a monster in her closet. Wanda befriends "Monster," with the help from her cool, rock star Granny. Music and Lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER Book by BARBARA ZINN KRIEGER Directed by ADRIENNE KAPSTEIN WANDA'S MONSTER, The Musical is based on the book by Eileen Spinelli with illustrations by NANCY HAYASHI. NOTE: Laurie Berkner will NOT be performing in Wanda's Monster. APRIL 19TH-MAY 12TH Wed - Thurs @ 10:30AM Fri @ 10:30AM & 5:00PM Sat & Sun @ 11:00AM & 2:00PM TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1ST. FOR TICKETS: or 646-250-1178 Group rates available.

'Fragile' - Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios
Through May 12, 2013 - Tribeca

Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line. In "Fragile," a wordless work of magical puppet theater, a charming Chaplinesque compagnon finds that the road on which he travels curves and changes...and also happens to wobble, wiggle, droop and tease. With only his can-do spirit and a suitcase, the earnest French friend shows the audience that pluck and resilience can make marvelous adventures out of irksome obstacles. The company's stunningly simple puppetry is set to enchanting original music, gently introducing a world that is as human and realistic as it is dreamy and whimsical.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Now that spring is here, give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or the garden. A great way to brighten a spring day. While supplies last.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

May 1 through 12 or while supplies last. Give mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG Store for an assortment of blooms.

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra - The Music of Duke Ellington - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, conducted by James Burton III, features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Orchestra also performs at noted venues such as the Blue Note, The Juilliard School, and Alice Tully Hall. As part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington week, these performances at Dizzy's will feature the timeless music of Duke Ellington, brought to life in all of its endless nuance by this superb band.

Calm and Connected: Parenting your Child with ADHD - Pediatric Health Associates
Through May 13, 2013 - Plainview

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help parents develop tools, techniques, and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Tuesdays (skips March 26) through May 14. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Form Is Emptiness, Abstract Paintings by Michael Katz - Tibet House US Gallery
Through May 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring the vibrant works of renowned artist Michael Katz. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity. In addition to the influence of Buddhism, Katz' artwork is inspired by music, yoga, dance, and particularly his career as a psychologist. Known for his dream workshops, as well as authoring two books on the subject, the connection between his art and psychology is, as the artist says, "just there. My paintings are an amalgamation of who I am."

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 15, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Wednesdays (skips March 27) through May 15. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Temma Bell - Bowery Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Andrew Erdos: Guaranteed Impermanence - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Rallou Malliarakis - First Street Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Charles Freger - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Bill Griffith - Society of Illustrators
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

A celebration of the creator of Zippy the Pinhead.

Mitsuko Miwa - Rendition - Longhouse Projects
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

The inaugural exhibition at this new SoHo gallery is Miwa's first solo exhibition in NYC, which "focuses on multiplicity within the medium of painting."

Blood Brothers - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Through May 18, 2013 - Astoria

The Tony Nominated and Oliver Award Winning Best Musical BLOOD BROTHERS tells the tragic story of a mother who, unable to support her children, surrenders one of her newborn twins to a childless woman. Unaware that they are brothers, the boys grow up just streets apart in vastly different homes – one wealthy, the other poor. Despite their different upbringings, they become close friends. But when they fall in love with the same girl, their friendship is tested, and their fate sealed.

Jr. Marine Biologist - Sport Fishing Education Center
Through May 18, 2013 - Babylon

Come for an adventure as you and your child learn about the marine environment. Program includes hands-on time with marine animals, beach activities and crafts. Call to register or e-mail

Charles Freger - Wilder Mann - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by Charles Freger.

Tim Hetherington - Inner Light: Portraits of the Blind, Sierra Leone 1999-2003 - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of black-and-white photographs.

'The Adventures of Ezra Jack Keats' - TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 19, 2013 - Chelsea

Join TADA! Youth Theater for this two-part musical adventure. "Apt.3" is a dance-theater piece where the sound of a saxophone somewhere behind closed doors sends Sam and Ben snooping through their apartment halls. "Maggie and the Pirate" follows feisty Maggie during her days spent with her friends and her pet cricket until the pirate appears. This musical adventure leads to an unexpected and touching ending.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Collapse - New York City Center Stage II
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the New York Premiere of COLLAPSE By Allison Moore Directed by Jackson Gay Hannah has it all. Well, sort of: a caring husband in control of his panic attacks, a free-spirited sister with a penchant for accidental crime, an exciting career fraught with moral dilemmas, and a drunken house plant. COLLAPSE is a hilarious and transcendent odyssey that explores the real and imagined circumstances that push people to the edge. April 7 - May 19, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: Additional show on Monday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.; no show on Wednesday, April 17th. City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street, NYC WP Member Tickets ($20+): Click here or call 212.765.1706. Single Tickets ($60+): Click here or call 212.581.1212.

Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video - El Museo Del Barrio
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Piero della Francesca in America - Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Revered in his own time as a 'monarch' of painting, Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492) is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. In early 2013, The Frick Collection will present the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to the artist. It brings together seven works by Piero della Francesca, including six panels from the Saint' Agostino altarpiece -- the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled. They will be joined by the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Attendant Angels, his only intact altarpiece in this country. Piero della Francesca in America is organized by the Frick's Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and guest curator Nathaniel Silver.

Audubon's Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock - New-York Historical Society
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society's purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release of the lavishly illustrated book Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America"̵